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  • Location: Hilo, Hawaii
  • Duration:  45 minutes (approx.)
This Big Island helicopter adventure will show you the best of Hawaii – volcanoes and waterfalls – from the air! Starting from Hilo, you’ll journey over miles of tropical rainforest on your way to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth; keep your eyes open for lava flowing from the crater. You’ll then soar past the many hidden waterfalls near the Wailuku River before flying back to Hilo.

For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.


  • 45-minute Big Island helicopter flight from Hilo
  • See some of the biggest and most active volcanoes in the world
  • Enjoy lush Hawaiian scenery
  • Fly over cascading waterfalls
  • Talk to your pilot on two-way radios
  • Guaranteed your own window seat!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The guaranteed window seats mean you're sure to have fantastic views of several active volcanoes, rainforests and plenty of waterfalls. And being able to talk to the pilot via 2-way radio makes it easy to ask questions!

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What You Can Expect

Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

On this 45-minute helicopter tour around the Big Island, you’ll get amazing aerial views of those natural wonders that make Hawaii so special – waterfalls and volcanoes, including one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. If you're lucky, Kilauea will be oozing fiery lava for your viewing pleasure.

After you’ve seen Kilauea, your four-passenger Hughes 500 helicopter will whisk you to the next jaw-dropping sight. All passengers are guaranteed window seats on the flight, so you won’t miss any of the panoramic views. You’ll see the Wailuku River, where you’ll fly by an amazing series of waterfalls cascading into the emerald pools below.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Awesome way to get as close as possible to the active volcano Po'o U'u. Our pilot Rhys was very engaging, narrating a lot of info about Hilo, the falls and the volcanoes. I just wish it were a longer tour! I actually thought that flying over the water was included but sadly, it wasn't. But it was awesome nonetheless! I'd totally do a tour with them again, but this time, the 2hr one :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our trip was excellent. We had to reschedule due to the weather but it was so well worth it. Would definately go again! I rate the tour with five stars.

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